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December 29th

H-E-B issues recall

December 29, 2014

SAN ANTONIO — H-E-B has issued a “voluntary and precautionary recall” for H-E-B bulk cryovac and tray packed Chorizo and H-E-B cryovac Pork Al Pastor due to undeclared peanut allergens in seasoning provided by Adams Food Flavors and Ingredients.

There have been no reported illnesses related to this precautionary recall, H-E-B officials said, but people who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

Police investigating 7-Eleven robbery

December 29, 2014

Big Spring police are searching for a man they believe responsible for robbing a local 7-Eleven convenience store Saturday night.

Officers responded to a robbery call at the 7-Eleven store on 300 Owens around 10:30 p.m. Saturday, according to information released by the Big Spring Police Department.

“On arrival, officers met with the clerk, who advised that he was working in the soft drink area when he heard the business door open,” the release stated. “He was approached by a black male subject who grabbed him and put a knife to his stomach and demanded money from the register.”

December 27th

1 killed in Martin Co. rollover

December 27, 2014

STANTON — An 11-year-old boy was killed Friday afternoon in a one-vehicle accident in Martin County five miles west of Stanton.

Vincent Sanchez III of Sterling, Texas, was pronounced dead by Justice of the Peace officer JP McAnally at 2:55 p.m. The driver of the vehicle, Vincent Sanchez Jr., 33, of Sterling, was taken to Midland Memorial Hospital.

For more of this story, read Sunday's edition of the Herald.

December 26th

County day in Austin deadline nears

December 26, 2014

The deadline to order shirts for Howard County Day at the state Capitol is fast approaching.

The specially-designed, black Howard County shirt costs $29 and the deadline to order one in time for the biennial event is Jan. 7. Orders are being taken at the Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce building, 215 W. Third St.

For more of this story, read Friday's edition of the Herald.

The Best Tips and Tricks for Christmas Leftovers

December 26, 2014

When the holiday celebration is over you don't have to let the good taste go to waste! There are a few creative ways to recreate new tasty dishes with remaining food. Here are some tips and tricks to makeover holiday leftovers.

December 24th

Festival of Lights goal in sight

December 24, 2014

They’re coming in from all over to see the Festival of Lights.

The 18th edition of the Festival of Lights is attracting visitors at a record pace so far, and its busiest days are still ahead, longtime Director Pat Simmons said.

For more of this story, read Wednesday's edition of the Herald.

December 23rd

Bid OK’d to tear down show barns

December 23, 2014

The old show barns at the Howard County fairgrounds are about to go the way of the dodo bird.

During their Monday meeting, county commissioners approved a $25,000 bid for the demolition of the three show barns adjacent to the main fair building in west Big Spring.

Commissioners awarded the bid to M. Hastey Construction of Plainview.

For more of this story, read Tuesday's edition of the Herald.

Holiday closings approach

December 23, 2014

City and county employees will receive a four-plus day weekend to observe the Christmas holidays.

Howard County offices will close at noon Christmas Eve, Wednesday, and stay closed until 8 a.m. Monday morning, Dec. 29.

On Christmas Eve, city of Big Spring offices will close at 3 p.m. and not reopen until 8 a.m., Monday, Dec. 29.

For more of this story, read Tuesday's edition of the Herald.

December 22nd

Salvation Army distributes toys

December 22, 2014

HERALD photo/Lyndel Moody

The Salvation Army distributed Angel Tree gifts Saturday at the Spring Town Plaza. This year, the SA campaign received donations for 580 children and seniors. Pictured are front row, David Tidwell; back row, left, Christie Larson, SA board member; Trev Larson; Timothy Larson; Cynthia Salazar, who was picking up gifts for her children; SA Capt. Missy Romack; and Breanna Cordero, SA volunteer.

Enrollment up at Coahoma ISD

December 22, 2014

Student enrollment continues to trend upward in the Coahoma Independent School District, school board trustees learned during their monthly meeting held last week.
According to Dr. Amy Jacobs, Coahoma ISD superintendent, 888 students were enrolled in the district at the end of November, an increase of 20 from the same time last year.

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